Trip Details

Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Tour, Escorted tour

Lisbon, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal

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Portugal Historic Village Hiking
Explore Iberian Europe's best-kept secret on this fascinating hiking tour through Portugal's picturesque countryside. Discover a land dotted with medieval castles and hilltop villages as you journey along Roman roads and ancient paths. Experience the old-world charm of Monsanto, where houses are wedged between giant boulders, and Sortelha with its walled fortress. Then head to the rugged Serra da Estrela Natural Park, where great hiking trails abound. End by taking in the haunting sounds of fado singers on a walking tour of Lisbon's old quarter. Feel the soul of Portugal as expert local guides bring the past and present to life.
  • Marvel at stunning views from a mountaintop castle overlooking "the most Portuguese village in Portugal"
  • Enjoy hikes through the Serra da Estrela National Park in the mountainous central massif
  • Take a walking tour of Lisbon, with its Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries, and narrow lanes

Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
7 Nights Starting At
April 13, 2024 through April 20, 2024
Book by:
April 09, 2024 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Journey to Salvaterra do Extremo & Hike to Monfortinho
Day 3
Hike to the Villages of Idanha-a-Velha, Monsanto & Penha Garcia
Day 4
Explore the Villages of Sortelha, Belmonte & Linhares da Beira
Day 5
Hike in Serra da Estrela Natural Park
Day 6
Visit the Village of Piodao & Arrive in Lousa
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Lisbon Plaza Hotel
Located close to the historic center of Lisbon, the charming Lisbon Plaza Hotel features decorated rooms infused with Portuguese style. Enjoy modern amenities that include a free safe, a satellite TV, air-conditioning, a hair dryer, and a complimentary set of cozy bathrobes. Start your day with a delectable breakfast buffet, sip on refreshing cocktails at the bar, indulge in a workout at their fitness center, or simply unwind on their rooftop terrace.Day: 2, duration: 2
O Hotel Fonte Santa

Recently renovated, the Fonte Santa is a charming, upscale hotel that was built in the early 1940s, surrounded by a wild natural landscape in the foothills of Penha Garcia. All rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes, and breathtaking views of the beautiful surroundings.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa

A four-star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the Casa das Penhas Douradas showcases minimalist design that brings the natural surroundings to life. Rooms feature panoramic windows and a full spectrum of luxe amenities. The spa has a swimming pool and sauna, while the restaurant serves delicious gourmet fare.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa

Inside an 18th-century palace in Lousa's historical center, Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa has been reimagined as a boutique hotel that blends the charm of an historical setting with state-of-the-art technology. Guests can enjoy an excellent meal in the restaurant, a dip in the pool, or a cocktail outside on the patio with great mountain views.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Lisbon Plaza Hotel
Located close to the historic center of Lisbon, the charming Lisbon Plaza Hotel features decorated rooms infused with Portuguese style. Enjoy modern amenities that include a free safe, a satellite TV, air-conditioning, a hair dryer, and a complimentary set of cozy bathrobes. Start your day with a delectable breakfast buffet, sip on refreshing cocktails at the bar, indulge in a workout at their fitness center, or simply unwind on their rooftop terrace.
Guides
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Carla Henriques
Meet Carla - an outdoor enthusiast with a deep-rooted love for nature. Her passion for the great outdoors was ignited during her childhood travels across Portugal with family and friends. Carla's eagerness to learn more about the natural world led her to pursue her studies at the prestigious Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Despite her successful career as an engineer, Carla felt unfulfilled, yearning for more adventure in her life. Driven by her desire to explore and experience different cultures, Carla embarked on a journey as a travel junkie, eventually landing in Kathmandu in 2013 with a one-way ticket in hand. Over the years, Carla has traversed through different corners of Asia, soaking in the local cultures, and uncovering hidden natural gems. However, it is the beauty of Portugal's outdoors that truly stole her heart. Today, Carla is delighted to share her passion for Portugal's mesmerizing landscapes with the world. Join her on an unforgettable adventure and experience the wonder and beauty of Portugal's great outdoors.





Pedro Lima
Pedro is from the south of Portugal and has a deep passion for the outdoors. He takes great pleasure in sharing his lovely country with visitors from around the globe and has done so ever since graduating from the Tourism and Hospitality school of Coimbra. He is an adventurous person that loves to travel in order to get to know other countries, people and cultures. His grandest journey so far was a six month backpacking trip through South America. Pedro is also a bird watching enthusiast with a wide knowledge of the birds that you are likely to spot whilel traveling in Portugal.





Francisco Tome
Francisco is focused on transformations! After eight years of experience working in a large German technology company he decided to change his life completely. Driven by a great passion for sport, a curiosity for travel, and discovering our world, he permanently activated his out-of-office mood and is always inspired by the trips he takes, the ones he guides and the people he meets along the way!





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Reason #01

This popular and unique MT Sobek journey follows an age-old route through Portugal's most historic villages.

Reason #02

Expert guides lead you from one picture-perfect village to the next, providing insight into Portugal's people, culture, heritage and rich history.

Reason #03

This memorable MT Sobek journey is bookended with a walking tour of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and a fado dinner show.

Activities

Guided village-to-village hikes through gorgeous scenery and walking tours that take in the villages as well as the highlights of Lisbon.

Lodging

Boutique hotels exuding historical charm, restored palace hideaways, mountain resorts, and modern city hotels, all featuring upscale amenities.

Climate

Portugal boasts a warm, Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a sea-breeze that helps to keep the summer months bearable.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) by 11 AM on Day 1. After clearing customs, an MT Sobek representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Lisbon.

Do I need hiking boots for this trip?

No. The best footwear for this trip would be cross-training shoes or lightweight hiking boots.

What is the food like in Portugal?

You can expect a variety of wonderful fish dishes, particularly cod (bacalhau), shellfish, cheese, pork, salads, olive oil, and some incredible red and white wines as well.

What type of clothing should I wear in Portugal?

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a layer in case of light rain. In the evenings, you might prefer to dress smart casual for dinners.

Do I need a visa to enter Portugal?

No. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of 90 days or less.

What language is spoken in Portugal?

Portuguese!

Does this trip contribute to any local conservation efforts?

Yes! This trip supports the One Hiker - One Tree program, which started in 2003 after forest fires burned over 133,000 acres. One tree is donated to the Sao Mamede National Park for every hiker. Over 2,000 trees have been donated to date.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Lisbon Plaza Hotel
Located close to the historic center of Lisbon, the charming Lisbon Plaza Hotel features decorated rooms infused with Portuguese style. Enjoy modern amenities that include a free safe, a satellite TV, air-conditioning, a hair dryer, and a complimentary set of cozy bathrobes. Start your day with a delectable breakfast buffet, sip on refreshing cocktails at the bar, indulge in a workout at their fitness center, or simply unwind on their rooftop terrace.Day: 2, duration: 2
O Hotel Fonte Santa

Recently renovated, the Fonte Santa is a charming, upscale hotel that was built in the early 1940s, surrounded by a wild natural landscape in the foothills of Penha Garcia. All rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes, and breathtaking views of the beautiful surroundings.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa

A four-star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the Casa das Penhas Douradas showcases minimalist design that brings the natural surroundings to life. Rooms feature panoramic windows and a full spectrum of luxe amenities. The spa has a swimming pool and sauna, while the restaurant serves delicious gourmet fare.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa

Inside an 18th-century palace in Lousa's historical center, Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa has been reimagined as a boutique hotel that blends the charm of an historical setting with state-of-the-art technology. Guests can enjoy an excellent meal in the restaurant, a dip in the pool, or a cocktail outside on the patio with great mountain views.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Lisbon Plaza Hotel
Located close to the historic center of Lisbon, the charming Lisbon Plaza Hotel features decorated rooms infused with Portuguese style. Enjoy modern amenities that include a free safe, a satellite TV, air-conditioning, a hair dryer, and a complimentary set of cozy bathrobes. Start your day with a delectable breakfast buffet, sip on refreshing cocktails at the bar, indulge in a workout at their fitness center, or simply unwind on their rooftop terrace.
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Carla Henriques
Meet Carla - an outdoor enthusiast with a deep-rooted love for nature. Her passion for the great outdoors was ignited during her childhood travels across Portugal with family and friends. Carla's eagerness to learn more about the natural world led her to pursue her studies at the prestigious Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Despite her successful career as an engineer, Carla felt unfulfilled, yearning for more adventure in her life. Driven by her desire to explore and experience different cultures, Carla embarked on a journey as a travel junkie, eventually landing in Kathmandu in 2013 with a one-way ticket in hand. Over the years, Carla has traversed through different corners of Asia, soaking in the local cultures, and uncovering hidden natural gems. However, it is the beauty of Portugal's outdoors that truly stole her heart. Today, Carla is delighted to share her passion for Portugal's mesmerizing landscapes with the world. Join her on an unforgettable adventure and experience the wonder and beauty of Portugal's great outdoors.





Pedro Lima
Pedro is from the south of Portugal and has a deep passion for the outdoors. He takes great pleasure in sharing his lovely country with visitors from around the globe and has done so ever since graduating from the Tourism and Hospitality school of Coimbra. He is an adventurous person that loves to travel in order to get to know other countries, people and cultures. His grandest journey so far was a six month backpacking trip through South America. Pedro is also a bird watching enthusiast with a wide knowledge of the birds that you are likely to spot whilel traveling in Portugal.





Francisco Tome
Francisco is focused on transformations! After eight years of experience working in a large German technology company he decided to change his life completely. Driven by a great passion for sport, a curiosity for travel, and discovering our world, he permanently activated his out-of-office mood and is always inspired by the trips he takes, the ones he guides and the people he meets along the way!





MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Reason #01

This popular and unique MT Sobek journey follows an age-old route through Portugal's most historic villages.

Reason #02

Expert guides lead you from one picture-perfect village to the next, providing insight into Portugal's people, culture, heritage and rich history.

Reason #03

This memorable MT Sobek journey is bookended with a walking tour of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and a fado dinner show.

Activities

Guided village-to-village hikes through gorgeous scenery and walking tours that take in the villages as well as the highlights of Lisbon.

Lodging

Boutique hotels exuding historical charm, restored palace hideaways, mountain resorts, and modern city hotels, all featuring upscale amenities.

Climate

Portugal boasts a warm, Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a sea-breeze that helps to keep the summer months bearable.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) by 11 AM on Day 1. After clearing customs, an MT Sobek representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Lisbon.

Do I need hiking boots for this trip?

No. The best footwear for this trip would be cross-training shoes or lightweight hiking boots.

What is the food like in Portugal?

You can expect a variety of wonderful fish dishes, particularly cod (bacalhau), shellfish, cheese, pork, salads, olive oil, and some incredible red and white wines as well.

What type of clothing should I wear in Portugal?

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a layer in case of light rain. In the evenings, you might prefer to dress smart casual for dinners.

Do I need a visa to enter Portugal?

No. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of 90 days or less.

What language is spoken in Portugal?

Portuguese!

Does this trip contribute to any local conservation efforts?

Yes! This trip supports the One Hiker - One Tree program, which started in 2003 after forest fires burned over 133,000 acres. One tree is donated to the Sao Mamede National Park for every hiker. Over 2,000 trees have been donated to date.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.